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Well, I felt that I was a good boy this year, so I bought myself a new toy for an Xmas/Birthday present... Got a TLR1s light for it too... you know, incase the boogie man jumps out from underneath my dirty cloths pile at night.



I am using my XDM .40 compact as my carry option, but in all honesty I really don't like it for that purpose. Great gun, but too bulky as a carry option for my liking. Might jump on the M&P Shield for my next "present."

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Might jump on the M&P Shield for my next "present."
Been carrying a Shield for nearly a year now. I now can't imagine carrying anything else around. The Shield is just so slim.

Only thin is it's only 8+1 (using the extended mag). I have other people tell me that 9 isn't enough. But hey, it's better than none And since this gun is so comfortable to carry all day long, I'll stick with it.
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Been carrying a Shield for nearly a year now. I now can't imagine carrying anything else around. The Shield is just so slim.

Only thin is it's only 8+1 (using the extended mag). I have other people tell me that 9 isn't enough. But hey, it's better than none And since this gun is so comfortable to carry all day long, I'll stick with it.
People that say 9 isn't enough are idiots. Tell them to stand there and you'll show them it's enough. Or, they need a bigger dick.


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Been carrying a Shield for nearly a year now. I now can't imagine carrying anything else around. The Shield is just so slim.

Only thin is it's only 8+1 (using the extended mag). I have other people tell me that 9 isn't enough. But hey, it's better than none And since this gun is so comfortable to carry all day long, I'll stick with it.
I have two neighbors and they each have a Shield (one's got the 9 and the other has the .40). Both calibers were fun to shoot. I also liked the ergonomics of the pistol... very comfortable and THIN.

For the price and intended use, I don't think I can go wrong.

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I make it a habit not to listen to the armchair experts on caliber and capacity. Civilians don't get into extended gunfights where they need 30 rounds or even 15...we just don't. These are the same guys that tell you even with modern SD ammo developments and documented findings to the contrary that 9mm is the 'weaker cousin' to everything else and while you could hit a perpetrator with 15 rounds of +P 9mm, you could drop the same guy on the spot with one round of .45. It's asinine. There are tens of thousands of people running around with 5-shot .38 Special DOA revolvers in their pocket, and I've never heard of civilian SD encounter where someone didn't have enough rounds to end the threat.

The most important part of carrying is that you actually do it, and slim single-stacks make that a lot easier and more comfortable to do. To each his own, but I'm fine with 7+1 of 9mm, or 6+1 or .45.

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I make it a habit not to listen to the armchair experts on caliber and capacity. Civilians don't get into extended gunfights where they need 30 rounds or even 15...we just don't. These are the same guys that tell you even with modern SD ammo developments and documented findings to the contrary that 9mm is the 'weaker cousin' to everything else and while you could hit a perpetrator with 15 rounds of +P 9mm, you could drop the same guy on the spot with one round of .45. It's asinine. There are tens of thousands of people running around with 5-shot .38 Special DOA revolvers in their pocket, and I've never heard of civilian SD encounter where someone didn't have enough rounds to end the threat.

The most important part of carrying is that you actually do it, and slim single-stacks make that a lot easier and more comfortable to do. To each his own, but I'm fine with 7+1 of 9mm, or 6+1 or .45.

Great points!

What do you carry if you don't mind me asking?

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I carry either a Kahr P9 or Kahr P45, in waist band at 4 o'clock, loaded with Federal HST +P. To me they are just the right size to remain comfortable enough while still having a grip that is just long enough to accommodate all of my fingers (no dangling pinky), and are very slim in width. I also think the long, smooth trigger pull is perfect for an SD gun. I bought them before the C-series was available, which have all the same qualities but are a lot cheaper.

YMMV though, I would recommend getting your hands on some examples and see if they work for you. I will say the P45 loaded with 230 grain +P can be a bit of a handful, although it's not terrible.

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I got into the ammo debate with a guy in a local shop the other day. He was in the ".45 ACP or it's shite" camp, and I was being devil's advocate (I prefer my '45's, but usually carry 9mm due to space/size). I asked him what he carries, he said a full-size 1911. I asked how he carries it. He walked out the door to his car to get it. Very useful...

Anyway, the gun you have on your PERSON is better than the gun you left in the car, which is still better than the gun you have at home.
I have my little .22 WMR NAA mini-revolver folder in my pocket 24/7 (it stays in there when I sleep to keep my pants safe ). It's not a full-size 1911, but it's better than the guns I have to leave at home (in a pinch), and than the P226 that keeps my car safe I work in sales, so I have a button-down shirt tucked in- there's not really anywhere I could practically carry except a pants pocket (I have a Sneaky Pete for my PF9, but it's still huge and rather obvious) most days, so the NAA is about it- my P3AT is just too big for my pockets.

Anyway, rock what you can, because it's better than harsh language (probably). Cheers- Mark W.

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After I bought my first Sig Sauer (1911 Carry Stainless)I became hooked.
I now have 5 and am saving up for a new P220 SAO in 10mm.
My very favorite pistol is my P226 Elite SAO.
Due to size constraints my EDC is a P938 though.

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